We witnessed a fierce and exciting downpour of automotive design at Yanko Design in July 2022 at Yanko Design. Each car was innovative and brought us something we had never seen or experienced before. From killer speed to dashing looks, to impenetrable safety standards, every car we showcased at YD broke a design barrier for us, and hopefully they did the same for you. That’s why we put together a collection of car designs that we thought were the best of them all! From Volvo’s edgy electric coupe to a Cybertruck-inspired bossy cafe racer – each of these drool-worthy cars pushes the boundaries of the automotive industry mercilessly! Car lovers can’t wait to get their hands on them and take them out on the street!
The Muji Honda MS01 Electric Bike
Introducing the Muji Honda MS01 electric bike, inspired by the MUJI H-Type bike. The black and white theme on this one is a testament to the softer styling of the MUJI – in fact, the company’s artistic director, Kenya Hara, did most of the design of the bike herself. All the equipment and power of the MS01 comes from the house of Honda. It’s a very balanced collaboration, resulting in this minimalist two-wheeler that’s ideal for city rides and beyond.
2. Citroen La 2 Deuche Concept
The legendary 1945 Citroen 2CV, often referred to as the umbrella on wheels, featured a fixed profile convertible with a retractable sunroof. To revive the nostalgic memories of this frugal family car, designer Jean Louis Bui has written an electric concept in a modern avatar. Called the Citroën La 2 Deuche Concept, this cheeky mini car has a sense of lightness. The vehicle’s retro DNA is visible in the wheel section, headlights and accordion-like retracting roof that turns it into a convertible.
3. The DIDI bike
An electric scooter at heart, it’s largely pedal-powered, keeping its environmentally conscious lot in mind. On flat terrain, the DIDI Bike is better off with the power of the legs – fitness is also ensured that way. On roads with low elevation, the scooter’s electric motor is switched on to save you from all the hard work. A front carrier is a nod to the classic two-wheelers of the Asian continent.
4. The Pendler Bike
The 45Nm electric motor of this e-bike is well concealed in the frame and the detachable wooden accessories add a practical dimension to the e-bike. Layer Design has been thoughtful enough to provide built-in solutions to problems cyclists encounter. Things like bicycle parking or communication with surrounding traffic. According to Benjamin Hubert, the creation solves some of the predicaments of the daily commute, while keeping the technology-driven positioning and aesthetic intact.
5. The Polestar Cladrus Concept
Borrowed from the LightYear One EV framework, the Polestar Cladrus concept car comes with transparent solar panels built into the roof, which supply energy to the car’s graphene-based battery and body panel. As if that wasn’t advanced enough, the car also features Level 5 autonomy, thanks to the presence of a Waymo-esque sensor hub on the front of the roof.
6.Hyundai Ioniq 6″
This four-door electrified streamliner gives you the opportunity to break the monotony of WFH regimes or boring office routines to take your creativity to the next level. The electric car is a reliable commuter and a movable compact studio on wheels for work liberation. The 64 different color schemes for the interior, and to match are the six preloaded themes. This mood lighting can also be adjusted to get brighter as the car accelerates.
7. The AGM concept
The Apple Car concepts we encountered ranged from practical to really crazy. This is located in the former swimming pool with its well thought-out design. The designer envisions the concept for the year 2026, so it’s not far from the rumored timeline. The AVA concept has the familiar silhouette with contours on the corners and the streamlined flowing aesthetic that belongs to the Apple product range; especially the current flagship iPhone 13. The balanced aerodynamic front and rear of the four-seat sedan looks attractive and is very practical to say the least.
8. Model M
Model M was designed with the tight urban spaces in mind, so the detachable handlebar makes perfect sense. The electronic kickstand makes the ride easy to park with no hassle. When it comes to adventure escapades, Tesla Model M has all your needs covered. Right where the fuel tank of traditional bikes is, there is a detachable bag with its own battery that powers the lights and multimedia system. The bag comes with its own start/stop system that acts as an anti-theft mechanism.
9. Volvo EV
Created as a weekend project by the designer, this sustainable vehicle design is surprisingly rooted in a telephone doodle inspiration. The typical aesthetic of electric cars is expressed in the form of a sharp, edgy design language. The hood of the car has a geometric pattern that gives it a sci-fi appeal and the rear has a typical square character. From the headlights, the side profile to the taillights and the roof rack, they all have a definitive geometry. The designer has brought out the wide body position of this Volvo very clearly, suggesting its dominant presence on the road.
10. The Jetson ONE
Flying cars have been part of science fiction for decades. The idea of flying freely through the sky, without having to share seats with dozens of strangers, has captured the imagination since humans dreamed of flying. In recent times, however, that dream has become almost a future necessity if the problem of traffic congestion and personal travel is ever to be solved. The Jetson ONE is one (no pun intended) of those solutions currently in active development, and it may have just come a step closer to making that dream come true. Company co-founder and inventor Tomasz Patan took a working prototype for a spider and commuted from home to work as if flying a race car turned helicopter was the most natural thing in the world.